|Your pet looks cute, but don't think that good looks are the only thing going for them! Once it reaches certain levels, it gains new skills and abilities!
To check your pet's skills and abilities, press the L button to bring up the Pet screen. You will then see information on whichever pet is following you. This page displays all of the information on this pet, including its SP and XP, skills and abilities, and how the pet feels.
To activate an active skill or ability, just click on the icon and it will start glowing. This means that it has been activated. Your pet will then help you when it can.
Note that each time your pet acts, its SP bar starts going down. By default, your pet's SP bar is empty. This means that you have to feed it! Just drag an item to your pet's picture to feed it once.
You can also have your pet eat one type of thing whenever it gets hungry by placing it into the Food box. Remember, your pet will eat most things and once it's eaten, it's gone for good!